Shows featuring Rep. John Conyers

  • Rep. John Conyers Pushes for a "Full Employment" Bill as Congress Votes to End Shutdown Johnconyers
    Congress approved an 11th-hour deal late last night to end the 16-day partial government shutdown and pull the nation back from the brink of an historic debt default. The spending measure passed the Senate and House of Representatives after Republicans dropped efforts to use the legislation to force changes in President...
    October 17, 2013 | Story
  • FBI Urged to Reopen Probe into 1985 Assassination of Arab-American Leader Alex Odeh in California Alexodeh1
    The FBI and Justice Department are being urged to renew its investigation into one of the most shocking political murders in recent U.S. history. Twenty-eight years ago, on October 11, 1985, a prominent Palestinian-American leader named Alex Odeh was killed by a powerful pipe bomb planted at the Santa Ana, California, offices...
    October 17, 2013 | Story
  • Reps. Conyers & Massie on Bipartisan Campaign Against NSA Spying; Call for James Clapper to Resign Conyersmassie
    A bipartisan coalition against domestic surveillance is growing stronger in Washington. Last week, the House nearly passed a measure that would have prevented the National Security Agency from using the USA PATRIOT Act to collect phone records of individuals who are not under investigation. The measure failed by a narrow...
    August 02, 2013 | Story
  • Rep. John Conyers and Out of Afghanistan Caucus Oppose Obama Admin’s $33B Escalation of Afghan War Conyers
    Democratic Rep. John Conyers, chair of the House Judiciary Committee and the co-chair of the Out of Afghanistan Caucus, joins us to discuss his opposition to the $33 billion earmarked for the escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Conyers and other antiwar lawmakers are holding a news conference today after the end of the...
    July 01, 2010 | Story
  • After Ron Suskind Reveals Bush Admin Ordered Iraq-9/11 Fakery, House Judiciary Chair John Conyers Opens Congressional Probe Worlddoubleweb_ok
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind joins us for part two of an interview on his new book, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism. Suskind reports that in 2003 the White House ordered the CIA to forge and disseminate false intelligence documents linking al-Qaeda and Iraq. While much of the attention on the book has focused on the forged letter, Suskind...
    August 14, 2008 | Story
  • CIA to Hand Over Videotape Docs After Congress Threatens Subpoenas Ciacolorlogoweb
    The CIA has announced it will begin handing over documents to Congress about the destruction of videotapes showing the interrogation of two prisoners held in secret jails. The announcement came after the House Intelligence Committee threatened to subpoena agency officials if they wouldn’t appear before the committee voluntarily. We speak with House Judiciary Chair John Conyers and former...
    December 20, 2007 | Story
  • To Impeach or Not to Impeach? A Discussion with House Judiciary Chair John Conyers and CIA Veteran Ray McGovern Conyers2web
    Three Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee — Robert Wexler of Florida, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin — have called on committee chair John Conyers to begin impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. We host a discussion on impeachment with Conyers and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern. [includes rush transcript]
    December 20, 2007 | Story
  • "The Largest Law Enforcement Agency in America Has Been Manipulated for Political Purposes"–Rep Conyers on Gonzales Legacy Gonzalesweb0726
    After months of calls for his resignation, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finally resigned on Monday. He had been at the center of numerous congressional investigations including the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, the overall politicization of the Justice Department and the Bush administration’s secret warrantless domestic surveillance operation. We speak with House Judiciary Chair...
    August 28, 2007 | Story
  • Conyers on Impeachment of Bush, Cheney: Not Enough Time or Votes Conyersj6-15
    "I’ve got the Constitution in one hand and a calculator in the other," House Judiciary Chair John Conyers (D–MI) said today on Democracy Now! when asked about the possibility of impeachment. Conyers said hearings could "make the record clear that there has been a great deal of violation of the sworn oath of office, abuses of power ... but there isn’t the time...
    August 28, 2007 | Story
  • DR. BETTY SHABAZZ
    Thousands of mourners flooded into New York’s Riverside Church yesterday, paying their last respects to the life and work of Dr. Betty Shabazz, the widow of civil rights activist Malcolm X.
    June 30, 1997 | Story